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Settlement reached in damages from Exxon’s Yellowstone spill

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Exxon Mobil Corp. will pay $12 million for environmental damages caused by a pipeline break that spilled 63,000 gallons (238,474 liters) of crude into Montana’s Yellowstone River and prompted a national debate over lax pipeline safety rules, officials said Wednesday. The payment settles claims from the U.S. and state governments that the 2011 spill harmed natural ...

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Does Wyoming’s ‘data trespassing’ law go to far?

Nature photographers beware: sharing your photos with the government could land you in jail. At least, that’s what University of Denver law professor Justin Pidot asserts in his recent Slate article regarding a newly-penned trespassing law in Wyoming. The bill, which Wyoming Governor Matt Meat signed earlier this week, addresses the “unlawful collection of resource data,” which encompasses “data regarding ...

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Forum editorial: Confluence oil spill is troubling

nd game and fish

Here is a generous serving of high praise for North Dakota Game and Fish supervisor Kent Luttschwager. He seems to be one of the few (the only?) state habitat/wildlife managers who has spoken out forcefully regarding oil pollution. Last week, 33 barrels of crude oil (that’s just short of 1,400 gallons) spilled from a flooded oil well near the confluence ...

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